Hello! Wow, it has been a long time since I have been on my website. It's been almost half a year, and it seems so much has changed, even with just the layout of typing up this post! I know that in my New Year's Resolution, I hoped to begin blogging more often again, and to be more consistent in sharing my Wednesday in the Word series. I knew at the time of making that resolution that I would need time and space to get back on my feet and remove myself from a place of negativity before I would be able to reset, refresh, and restart. I didn't expect it to take this long, though.
The past six months has not been too eventful. For the most part, it was me adjusting to physically going into work, resting and healing, and finishing up school. I am still not back to 100%, and it will probably take many more months, if not a couple of years, before I am able to breathe to full capacity again. I am still coughing, and I am constantly tired from lowered oxygen intake. Every couple of weeks or so, my stomach has a bout of issues, whether being painfully bloated, or releasing way too much. I'm learning to cope and work with it, though. It has made multitasking and doing everything feel a lot slower, and I've been so frustrated with myself not being able to accomplish as much as I could before. But God is good, and this past year and a half has taught me a lot about pushing my boundaries, resting, leaning on God for support, and reaching out for help in the community that God provides.
What's new? I just submitted my last final about an hour ago, and after an apprenticeship over this summer, I will be an official Master of Arts in Ministry and Theology. What does that mean to me? Honestly, not too much. I pray that with what I've learned over the past two and a half years, God will lead me to my next chapter, but I still don't quite have full clarity in where that may take me. However, I do know one thing: God has put on my heart so many different things that I love to do, and there are so many different routes that can be taken. God already has a clear path for me in His reign. I just have to trust.
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." - Psalm 23:1